Listen/Download/Purchase: Nerd Love by The Really Good Pot Roast

We are not the most ‘hip’ or ‘cool’ or ‘with it’ guys in the world.  Our understanding of dating is… tenuous at best.  So this song celebrates love from nerds like us. 

From Mixed Signals, the newest album by The Really Good Pot Roast, available now on Bandcamp.com for pay-what-you-want, including free.

Listen/Download/Purchase: Everything’s OK by The Really Good Pot Roast

From the band that brought you a holiday EP with a sad slow song, here’s a defiantly upbeat track, Everything’s OK.

From Mixed Signals, the newest album by The Really Good Pot Roast, available now on Bandcamp.com for pay-what-you-want.

Mixed Signals, our newest album EVER, is now available on our BandCamp site.  Mixed Signals is a collection of songs written by The Really Good Pot Roast over the last few years during February Album Writing Month (FAWM), and 50/90, as well as some new material.  Some took minutes to put together, others took years.  Now we’re happy to share it with you!  The album is pay-what-you-like, including free (Just enter 0.00 in the box).

We hope you enjoy the music!
-Rob and Mark

Mixed Signals, our newest album EVER, is now available on our BandCamp site.  Mixed Signals is a collection of songs written by The Really Good Pot Roast over the last few years during February Album Writing Month (FAWM), and 50/90, as well as some new material.  Some took minutes to put together, others took years.  Now we’re happy to share it with you!  The album is pay-what-you-like, including free (Just enter 0.00 in the box).

We hope you enjoy the music!

-Rob and Mark

CKY - 96 Quite Bitter Beings

I really don’t know much more about this band, but a friend in college played this song for me once, and I couldn’t get that damn riff out of my head ever.  I still play that as a default riff to test tuning on my guitar.  Nice thick rock sound that just makes you nod your head. 

thereallygoodpotroast:

Mixed Signals

The new full-length album by The Really Good Pot Roast.

On Bandcamp.com May 19th, 2014 for pay-what-you-want.

Tomorrow…

Mixed Signals

Mixed Signals, the new album by The Really Good Pot Roast, out tomorrow on Bandcamp.com for pay-what-you-want.
Can’t wait for you to hear it.

Mixed Signals, the new album by The Really Good Pot Roast, out tomorrow on Bandcamp.com for pay-what-you-want.

Can’t wait for you to hear it.

Tom Petty - Running Down a Dream

In the last year or so of writing our new album, we’ve rekindled an interest in Tom Petty.  His songs are usually tightly constructed pop-based rock songs with a straight-ahead rock sound, simple chorus structure and wording, and little elements that anyone listening can latch on it.  No crazy instrumentation.  No excessive layering.  It sounds like it’s just him and his band on his records, and what they can do live.  With the luxuries of writing-in-studio, you can get carried away with over doing a song.  Petty has a penchant for a less complicated approach, and we took that to heart on a couple of our new songs.

Amanda Palmer - Smile

This album was not what i expected it to be, in the best way.  Knowing Amanda Palmer’s music from Dresden Dolls, I was used to a more simplified musical approach.  But this song, the first true song on the album, hits hard with a lush, layered, synthy wall-of-sound production that reminded me of TV on the Radio and David Sitek.  Musically, the song is passionate, demanding, angsty, and loud for loud. Lyrically, AFP writes a novel worth of lyrics that I couldn’t remember completely if you had them written in front of me.  It’s lost on me a bit.  But that sound has kept this track and album on heavy rotation for me.

Less Than Jake - Johnny Quest Thinks We’re Sellouts

This band kicked off my Ska obsession in college, and I think this song was the first of theirs I heard.  The entire Losing Streak album played on heavy repeat in my stereo for years.  Each song a fast, frantic fiasco of guitars and horns.  I saw them in concert once, and at various points in the night, I think the whole band played everyone else’s instruments.  

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The Really Good Pot Roast - Jolene (Dolly Parton Cover)


QUESTION:  What does a band do after just finishing recording and mixing an album?

ANSWER:  Record a cover of Jolene in 24 hours.

Much like Mark’s cover of ‘…Hit Me Baby One More Time’, this track just kind of snuck up on us, and we ran with it.  Let me take you through the last 24 hours of this recording’s short life:

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Tuesday, 8:30pm - Text Exchange
ROB: For some reason I started recording a cover of Jolene.
MARK: Yes. Yes. Do it.  That might have to go on the blog.
MARK: Please do it.
ROB: Let’s see what happens with it.  I might tag you in for backing and fills and such.
MARK: Okay.  I’m excited by this.

Tuesday, 8:50pm - Text Exchange
ROB: I sent you what I accomplished tonight.
MARK: I got it.  I’ll download it tonight and play around.

Wednesday, 12:30am - Email
MARK: Okay, so I put some work in here. […]  If you wanted to go Mumford and Sons on this, I missed it completely, and we can just scrap this.  If not, read on.  […detailed rambling of parts recorded…]  She’s a jaunty tune at a spirited 2:30.  The ball is in your court now.

Wednesday, 1:15pm - Text Exchange
ROB:  Listened to Jolene before I left the house.  I like what you did I might add some more guitar fills, but that’s it.
MARK:  Cool.  I’m glad.

Wednesday, 6:45pm-7:45pm - Email
ROB:  […more detailed ramblings of parts recorded, mixing…] Getting the balance on the mix was a bit rough, but I think we’re in a good place now.
MARK:  Awesome.  I’m good with this.  Want to post it?
ROB:  I’m giving you the honor of the post.  I’m not sure I could explain what just happened.  Or why.


What happened here is that we relaxed after recording an album by recording a 70’s punk-esque cover.  Why is because why the hell not? 

Mixed Signals, the new album by The Really Good Pot Roast, out on May 19th on Bandcamp.com for pay-what-you-want.

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cranquis:

Yes, this is a musical version of my Medically-Correct Nursery Rhyme: 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.

Yes, this is another collaboration/production by the ever-creative never-predictable always-talented band The Really Good Pot Roast.

And yes, that is Mrs. Cranquis and I making monkey noises like a pair of gibbering idiots (literally having to keep from awaking Baby Cranquis as we howl with laughter around the computer microphone in the dark of the night — I had to refrain from going full-on howler-monkey, for that very reason.)

This whole thing is full of YES. So enjoy.

Yes.  This happened.

And yes.  It’s awesome.

Call Child Protective Services.

baffledinbrooklyn:

A modified version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity recorded on the international space station by astronaut Chris Hadfield.  This is everything great about science.

Space Oddity… recorded by an astronaut… IN SPACE. 

Your coffee shop acoustic cover is invalid.

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Mark Dabney - Designed Mistake (Track from NEW THING)


Designed Mistake was the first solo song I wrote this past FAWM, and it’s the reason I put this album together.  Looking at a month of songwriting in the days before FAWM started, I wasn’t sure how I’d approach it, what style, what sound, what direction I wanted to go.  Then February 1st, I wrote this.

Rob and I have had discussions about what tracks to post here as previews for the album.  We originally crossed this one off the list because an early version had been posted here before.  But this song solidified the direction I wanted to go for an album.  It’s direction and sound is why NEW THING is happening.

I hope you enjoy it.

-Mark

New Thing, coming May 15th

This album’s anniversary is coming.

Mixed Signals

The new full-length album by The Really Good Pot Roast.

On Bandcamp.com May 19th, 2014 for pay-what-you-want.